Phase 2 games

Free online games for Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds phonics programme to help children learn to read, write and spell. Click on a picture or title to play the game:

Buried Treasure

Buried treasure game

This game would work well on an interactive whiteboard and is great for individual play too. In this game you can choose which letters you want to work with so it can be used even in the very early stages of Phase 2. Click to get a new coin then sound out the word. Drag the coin into the treasure chest if it’s a real word, and into the bin if it’s not. See teaching ideas for this game from Phonics Play.


Dragons’ Den

Dragons' Den game

In this game you have to sort the eggs. Real words belong to the green dragon and made up words go to the red dragon. Get it right and the dragon will breath fire. Get it wrong and he will only be able to puff smoke. See teaching ideas for this game from Phonics Play.


Interactive Bingo

Interactive bingo game

When you start the game you will be given the option to print off the PDF bingo cards. There are four games to choose from for Phase 2, each with different sets of letters. Once you have got the cards printed, you can play the game with the whole class using an interactive whiteboard, or in small groups. Click the “next word” button and the letters for one of the words will spin into place. From ICT Games.


Phonics Pop

Phonics Pop game

Choose the set of sounds you want to play with. One of them will show up in the bottom right of the screen and you will hear its sound. Try to pop as many bubbles as you can that match the target sound. Every 30 seconds you will get a new phoneme to catch. From ICT Games.


Pick a Picture

Pick a picture game

This provides practice in sounding out words using all of the letters in Phase 2. Sound out the word then click the matching picture. See teaching ideas for this game from Phonics Play.


Picnic on Pluto

Obb, the yellow alien, likes to eat fake words and Bob, the blue alien, likes to eat real words. Sound out and blend the words, decide whether they’re real or fake, then drag them to the correct alien. See teaching ideas for this game from Phonics Play.